An ESPN poll for visitors of the site have Holliday getting 61% of the votes, Rollins 21%, and Fielder 18% out of 7000+ votes thus far. I have a feeling the gap between Holliday and Rollins will be much closer through the beat writers voting.
rollins deffinitely should win
Rollins for sure deserves the MVP. From MLBtraderumors: Since the Sox traded Garland they are considering Gavin Floyd or Gio Gonzalez as a 5th starter. Never heard of Gio Gonzalez but they would be smart to go with him. Kenny Williams needs to read this blog and get the details on Gavin F'ing Floyd.
Gio Gonzalez is the dude that was traded to Philly with Rowand in the Thome trade, then swapped back to the White Sox in the Freddy Garcia trade.
I found a very interesting comment on The Zo Zone in regards to making a pick between Holliday and Rollins for MVP since both play in such hitter friendly parks. Double the road stats and compare:Rollins (double road stats)Average - .293HR - 24Doubles - 50Triples - 18Runs - 140RBIs - 94Holliday (double road stats)Average - .301HR - 22Doubles - 44Triples - 2Runs - 106RBIs - 110*Show J-Roll having the better overall a season. Jimmy did collect the Gold Glove from the most defensively demanding position, garnered the Silve Slugger for SS too, and now it's time to give him the MVP, because he did what no other player in the history of the game has done before- .290+ avg, 30 + double, 20+ triple, 25+ hr, 100+ runs, 90+ rbi, and 40+ sb...nobody in the history of the game has even put together a season like that before.
I love J-Roll, but Holliday should win it. From my own perspective, Holliday's numbers are better (especially in Sept) and he had less of a supporting cast around him.
Helton, Hawpe, Atkins, and Tulowitzski are pretty damn good like Utley, Howard, Rowand, and Burrell.
yeah but how many near MVP candidates are in that list you just supplied? I counted two for the Phils (Utley and Howard) and Burrell had insane numbers in the last two months of the season too
Furiousball- you're entitled to your opinion, and honestly both Rollins and Holliday are solid choices. I won't be pissed of if Holliday wins, because I can see how that too could be justified. I hope it's Rollins though.
How about ESPN? They have Rollins getting it with 13 votes, to Holliday's 4 and David Wright's 3 votes. In their "experts" prediction of who gets it.
Hard to believe David Wright would get votes over Prince Fielder or Rollins or Holliday for that matter. I think it's going to be very close with J-Roll getting the nod.
i didn't say J-roll had a bad season at all, but statistically although it's awesome, not quite as awesome as Holliday's numbers.one thing I didn't consider that I was just reading is that some of the midwest vote could go to Prince Fielder instead of Holliday, which would spell good stuff for J-Roll me thinks.
Apparently 950 AM in Philly broke the early news that Jimmy Rollins indeed is the 2007 NL MVP. If true, congratu-f'n-lations bro!!!
its true per espn.com, yahoosports, etc. J-Roll 2007 NL MVP. congrats, he is definitely deserves it.
see i told you. carson, you asshole.;-)
JRoll... JRoll JRoll JRoll... JRoll.... JROLL!!! (TO chant my ass... sounds better with JRoll anyway!)
WOO HOO!Can we get a Chase or Cole Hamels MVP for 2008?
Chase Utley stays healthy for all of 2008 and the Phils once again make the playoffs, he will be the 3rd straight different Phillie to win the MVP award.
2 MVP's in a row ... yet still, no world championship ... bittersweet.
Has there every been back-to-back-to-back MVPs from one team? None being the same player? Because if Chase stays healthy than he'll always have a chance to win it.Good times though but I can't wait until April and the new season comes.
Snelling, 24, is the clear-cut best hitter in the system and still draws some comparisons to the likes of Lenny Dykstra and Tony Gwynn. Snelling’s inability to stay off the diabled list.Walks at a .400 OB Clip.
Offensive Prospect of the Year: Chris Snelling .370/.452/.553, 8 HR, 46 RBI, 36 BB, 43 KSnelling’s season was cut short by promotion and injury but the 23-year-old was far and away the best hitter in the system this season. Snelling could probably hit .300 right handed with a napkin in his lap.Considered the best postion prospect in the Mariners System in 2005. An Aussie who was born in Miami. Maybe the Phillies and Eagles with Sav Rocca are cornering the market in Aussie Loyalty.
Jimmy Rollins really deserved it for his non-stop heart and record breaking play as a NL shortstop.CONGRATULATIONS! J-ROLL!
I remember when Snelling came up with the Mariners, he was hyped and looked good until that bad injury. He's worth a try, especially if he's only being counted on as depth waiting in Triple A. But if he's supposed to be our 4th outfielder than I'm pissed. Once again, Gillick stays in touch with Seattle.
BloodStripes should be happy the Phils might have an Australian representative next season. Bloody hell mate!
Because of injuries- Chris Snelling has never amounted to much in MLB, but he still is only 25 years old. Over parts of 4 seasons, Snelling has played in 89 games with a .240 avg, .737 OPS. His minor league #'s are outstanding though- .311 avg, .857 OPS...worth a try, and like I said, really good pick up if he's simply for depth in Triple A.
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